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GRAND RAPIDS January 22, 2016– The Kent-Ionia Labor Council announced on Wednesday that they endorse David LaGrand in the special election for Michigan’s 75th House seat. Grand Rapids Democrat LaGrand is going up against Republican Blake Edmonds in the March 8 special election to fill the seat vacated by Brandon Dillon last year.
“Our affiliates took a good hard look at both candidates, and it’s clear that David LaGrand is the candidate that will put working families first in Lansing,” said KICLC President Sean Egan (IBEW Local 275). “His record in public service is second-to-none when it comes to fighting for economic and social justice.”
In 2007, LaGrand was elected to the Grand Rapids City Commission. In 2012, he was elected to the Grand Rapids School Board, where he currently serves. In addition, he previously served as Assistant Kent County Prosecutor for eight years.
“We’re in short supply of leaders like him at the statehouse these days,” Egan continued. “David’s not afraid to stand up to protect public pensions, he’s ready to defend the right of workers to collectively bargain, to make corporations pay their fair share, and allow local governments to govern themselves without interference from Lansing.
“Between now and March 8, the Kent-Ionia Labor Council will do everything we can to support David and his campaign, including knocking on doors, making phone calls and getting people to the polls.”
Candidates for the 75th House seat were invited to complete a survey, and conduct an in-person interview with the Kent-Ionia Labor Council board and delegates.